So, I was in SpaceNK at lunchtime, shopping for a friend (honest!) and happened to have another play with the By Terry Ombre Blackstar. It was as nice as I remembered it, and so I bought it. Applied to a bare lid, this gives a soft, smoky, sparkly eye. The finish is lovely, very pretty and sparkly, but not glitter-ish and still daytime appropriate. This was easy to apply too; I dabbed it on in a thickish line near my lashes, and then just blended up onto the lid with my fingertip. It applies much more easily than MAC shadesticks (no tugging here) but once it sets (you have about a minute to blend before this happens) it really stays put. I like that you can build up a decent colour/coverage with these too; the Bobbi Brown metallic cream eyeshadows are very pretty, but very sheer.
The thing that tipped me over the edge into buying the Ombre Blackstar today was swatching the purple from NARS Eurydice over it on my hand. I could see blue shimmer, without killing the purple undertone (I tried it over my MAC greasepaint on Tuesday night, and although the blue shimmer showed up beautifully, I lost all the purple base tones.) Here's a picture applied over the By Terry to show you; Look! Blue shimmer on the lid.
It is expensive at £26, but there is a 20% off code going on at SpaceNK from now until Saturday. I am very tempted to also pick up the Rock shade, and Bronze is lovely for those who like a warmer bronzey eye.